Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little Baby, Little Quilt

Our neighbors across the street became grandparents to a tiny tiny little girl. Lilley only weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces! Baby and parents are doing fine now. yeah! I jumped at the chance to make a LITTLE baby quilt.
I just started cutting these coordinating pink and black prints with somewhat of an idea of what I wanted to do, but wasn't completely sure...

I like what 'happened'. It's a variation on the Zig Zag quilt.

I tried a little loopy flower quilting, but mostly stayed on the safe side with the usual curly loops of which I'm more comfortable.

I pieced the back using the scraps, and wanting to continue with the "use it up" theme, I pieced the binding.

I wish I could remember the name of this fabric line! They were nice to work with, I learned that black can be sweet! The light pink solid is a Kona.

OK, Also...when I washed little number-guess what? yup, you are right...the black bled! ugh! I put it through the washer 2 more times with TWO color catchers. That did the trick. No more bleeding. Whew!

Take Care~~

7 comments:

Judy said...

That is soooooo cute! I love the colors. I remember when our granddaughter came early and was that small, a little quilt will be perfect for baby Lilley.
I've tried the color catchers before and they do work great. I'm glad the bleeding stopped.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's an adorable quilt! I love the pattern and the fabrics you've chosen. And YAY for color catchers -- what would we do without them???

amber said...

I love it

Nancy said...

Did you ever think that giving me all your selvages would come in handy for identifing fabric later on? Bonus! The line is McKenzie by Dana. I think the quilt turned out darling.

Allie said...

That is so darling - it turned out beautifully! I can't believe the black bled, you'd think that wouldn't happen anymore, lol. Thank goodness for color catchers!!!!

kimandwendy said...

Beautiful! Really impressive!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I haven't had black bleed before. Oh no. Glad it worked out because it is super super cute.